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What's special about it?

It's a pattern-matching micro melee bot. I don't know if there's many of those!

Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?

Check RoboRumble/MeleeParticipants. I use whatever is actually available at the time I want to release.

How competitive is it?

We'll see!

How does it move?

It uses the movement of MeleeSeed, Sprout's baby brother.

How does it fire?

With a LateralVelocity pattern matcher, that interpolates between scans when needed.

How does it dodge bullets?

See MeleeSeed.

How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?

It does not.

How does it select a target to attack/avoid in melee?

It attacks the closest target. It's movement is affected by the closest target, too, I suppose.

What does it save between rounds and matches?

Between rounds it saves pattern data on every enemy. Nothing between matches.

Where did you get the name?

MeleeSeed turns into Sprout. Makes sense to me.

Can I use your code?


What's next for your robot?

The number 1 spot in micro melee!

Does it have any WhiteWhales?

Any micro that stands in its way!

What other robot(s) is it based on?

The movement is from MeleeSeed, which is based a lot on DuelistNanoMelee. The gun is a standard nano pattern matcher (props go first to FunkyChicken, maybe?), and I think reading about TronGuns long ago is what came back to me to inspire interpolating between scans.

Comments, questions, feedback:

Wow, Kawigi won't be happy about this. Shiz has held that office for a long time. MeleeSeed is looking pretty good too. (at 99 battles) --Chase-san

Nice job :) -- Voidious

Watch out GlowBlowMelee! Simontons plants are on the attack! --Chase-san

Sprout has topped Shiz by over 20 points, I am truely impressed. Remind me not to get on your bad side :D. --Chase-san

Thank you. 1.1 only made a small difference in the micro league, but is was a huge leap in the general melee rumble. I don't think 16th place for a micro is too shabby! And 3rd place among the minis, too. Minimum risk is really giving me problems for a mini bot, though. I can plug my gun on Shiz's movement, and its a killer (with LOADS of room to spare), but all my own attempts to create a better movement system are failing pretty miserably. -- Simonton

The link to your bots lrp: [Sprout LRP]. Yes its still on my server. --Chase-san

Wow, and I thought Sprout was doing pretty well before! It's almost vying for the #2 spot in the mini category. But then ... I probably speak too soon. If I remember right, it's stronger when running with the mega bots included, then looses some points when running exclusively against micros. -- Simonton

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